How to Apply

There are three entry options for BSN applicants that depend on students’ background and education level.

  1. The Freshman Option is for highly qualified high school graduates.
  2. The Transfer Option: Current Temple Students allows Temple students to transfer into the BSN program from other majors. However, candidates must apply for admission to the College of Public Health. Space is limited and transfer students must complete the four-year BSN program.  
  3. The Transfer Option: External Applicants is for students currently enrolled in other colleges or universities who want to transfer into Temple’s BSN program. Space is limited and transfer students must complete the four-year BSN program.

Application Deadline

All applications are due Feb. 1. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Freshman Option

Are you in the fall of your senior year of high school? Learn how to apply to Temple as a first-year applicant.

Transfer Option: Current Temple Students

The Intra-University Entry Option is available to current Temple University students who wish to transfer to nursing. Current Temple students do not need to re-apply to the university. However, this option requires that students begin the four-year Nursing program as first-year students.  

Students admitted via this option spend eight semesters in the BSN program, entering in the fall. It is recommended for Temple students with fewer than 30 college credits. Space is limited.

Learn more about transferring into the Nursing program as a Temple student.

Transfer Option: External Applicants

This option is designed for students currently enrolled in another college or university who would like to transfer into the BSN program at Temple University. This option requires that students begin our Nursing program as a first-year Nursing student. Students admitted via this option will spend eight semesters in the program, entering the university in the fall.

This option is recommended for transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits. Space is limited.

Learn more about how to apply to Temple as a transfer student.

Program Selectivity

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is competitive. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 is required for first-year applicants. Students seeking to transfer from a different institution must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for college-level work.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require clinicals or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal background and drug clearances every year.

Majors in the undergraduate Nursing program must also submit additional medical documentation. All Temple students are also required to pay for coverage under the Temple University Accident Plan. Learn more about clearance requirements.

NOTE: Applicants should be aware before both applying to and entering the BSN program that the Board of Nursing may refuse to license a person who has been found guilty of, or pleaded guilty to, felony charges. The Board of Nursing application for licensure asks, “Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, a felonious act, an illegal act associated with alcohol, or an illegal act associated with substance abuse(s)?”  

Deceit in the submission of criminal background checks and child abuse clearance forms is cause for dismissal.